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MSI GT70 2PC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of MSI GT70 2PC. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and price. The keyboard and screen also get good feedback, but opinions about the size and usability are different. Many are critical about the touchpad and portability.

performance, screen, keyboard, price, reliability

portability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the MSI GT70 2PC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for MSI GT70 2PC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of MSI GT70 2PC from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the screen.

screen

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: (NotebookReview.com)

MSI GT70 Dominator 2PC Review: Bigger is Better

 

The MSI GT70 Dominator's quality build design, strong performance and reasonable price tag make it an excellent choice for consumers who want to get the most quality out of their money.

Bright vibrant display ; Excellent performance for cost ; Responsive keyboard with customizable software ; Great connectivity

Bulky form factor

The MSI GT70 Dominator delivers on almost every single front and manages to do so with a reasonable price tag. The powerful processor, ample RAM supply and NVidia’s new 870M GPU provides excellent performance perfect for both power users and playing...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

MSI GT70 2PC Dominator

 

The MSI GT70 2PC Dominator is a powerful midrange gaming PC, boasting some of the best hardware around, making it our top pick for the category.

Keyboard with multicolor backlight. Networking adapter optimized for online gaming. Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and latest Nvidia graphics combine for potent performance. Integrated subwoofer. Blu-ray/DVD+-RW combo drive

Touchpad doesn't support basic Windows 8 gesture controls

The MSI GT70 2PC Dominator ($2,351 as tested) is a beefy, 17-inch, midrange gaming laptop boasting the latest hardware from Intel and Nvidia, and features like a customizable keyboard backlight and Blu-ray drive. It has one or two rough spots—namely no...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Jarred Walton (anandtech.com)

MSI GT70 Review: GTX 880M Edition

 

For better or for worse, MSI has had the same core designs for several of their high-end laptops for at least a couple years now, specifically we're talking about the GT60 and GT70 series (and with a few minor differences in features, the GX60/GX70 AMD...

MSI’s GT70 (and their similar but slightly smaller GT60) line of notebooks are designed to cater to a specific class of users. If you want as much performance as possible in a notebook and size isn’t a major factor, they’re definitely worth a look....

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Sean Buckley (engadget.com)

MSI GT70 Dragon Edition review: last year's gaming powerhouse gets Haswell

 

More InfoMSI GT70 reviewFirst Haswell gaming laptop revealed: MSI GT70 Dragon Edition 2 with GTX780M graphicsIntel: Haswell will boost battery

Fast and powerful ; Excellent game performance ; Fantastic battery life for its class

Loud fan ; Limited viewing angles ; Trackpad glitch makes it unusable in most games

Despite a few workable flaws, the GT70 Dragon Edition is a stellar gaming machine, improving upon the original GT70 without compromising its best features.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

MSI GT70 Review

 

MSI's beast of a dragon-themed gaming notebook combines Intel's new Haswell CPU with Nvidia's most powerful GPU ever for a grand-slam of power.

Beautiful red chassis; Loud, rich audio; Comfortable, customizable keyboard; Excellent overall and graphics performance; Above-average battery life

Expensive; Heavy; Display dimmer than average

MSI's beast of a dragon-themed gaming notebook combines Intel's new Haswell CPU with Nvidia's most powerful GPU ever for a grand-slam of power.

May, 2013

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

Lightning-fast performance, Fun and comfortable backlit keyboard and touch pad, Multiple USB 3.0 ports, Excellent graphics and sound, Blu-ray player

Narrow screen viewing angle, Noisy fan, Bulky and heavy, No touch screen

You can multitask without a hitch, the screen looks splendid, nearly all games will run at high settings, and it's perfect for watching giant robots punch giant monsters on Blu-ray. If you're looking for a great midrange gaming laptop, it's an easy...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (pcadvisor.co.uk)

MSI GT70 2PC Dominator review

 

This is the first mobile chip from nVidia's new range, and it's a monster. It's got 1344 stream processors clocked at 941 MHz, with a GPU Boost peak of 967 MHz. Those are faster clocks than any top-end mobile card in last year's nVidia range.

The MSI is exceedingly quick, it's got a good screen, and its ergonomics and speakers are all impressive. But it has a huge, flashy design and it lacks any battery longevity. Those are issues that aren't always tackled by the MSI's rivals, though, and...

Mar, 2014

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (trustedreviews.com)

MSI GT70 2PC Dominator

 

Looking for a gaming laptop? Buy this one

Table-topping games power ; Fast processor ; High-quality screen ; Good keyboard ; Excellent value

Poor battery life ; Extremely heavy ; Inconsistent SSD ; Quite noisy

Audio comes from Danish firm Dynaudio, which has optimised the two speakers and single subwoofer. It's done a good job, with crisp high-end and a punchy treble that sits proud from the rest of the range without becoming dominant. Bass is present,...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: eteknix.com (eteknix.com)

MSI GT70-2PE ‘Dominator Pro’ Gaming Notebook Review

 

Top end GTX 880m graphics, High levels of gaming performance, More than capable of driving 4K resolutions during gaming, Class leading system

Would be nice to see performance memory as standard, Battery life not as good as lower spec systems, No 3K option available at this moment in time, Touch pad could be a bit larger

It comes as no surprise that as a top end gaming notebook, the GT70-2PE Dominator Pro does not come with a lightweight price tag. Taking the wider market and desktop systems in to account as well, the Dominator Pro may be a little behind some of the...

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: goose (newegg.com)

MSI GT70 2OLWS-683US

 

I would not buy this computer. Go for a more stable less expensive ASUS with a GTX card, would definitely suit way better.

Spec'ed high but doesnt perform

Ever since I removed this computer from the box I have had issues with it. It says it comes with a 1TB HDD however it is actually a 1TB HDD which has been partitioned for absolutely no reason and it is incredible slow. I will typically turn on the...

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Display

Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166 / 0x416

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4800 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4900 Mobile Extreme Edition series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45 / 47 / 57

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Processor package size:37.5

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Technical Details

Built-In Optical Drive: Yes